In Conversation | Artist Honor Titus and Curator Dexter Wimberly
The New York Academy of Art hosts a robust speakers program, featuring interviews with some of the world's most distinguished visual artists, scholars and critics. This September, artist Honor Titus will speak with the Japan-based American curator Dexter Wimberly.
Honor Titus (b. 1989, New York, NY) is a multidisciplinary American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Painted in a range of luminous jewel tones and suffused with a sense of romance, Titus’s paintings are embedded with nostalgic references to a simpler time. While touring extensively in a punk band and holding poetry readings in New York, he met Raymond Pettibon, whom he assisted prior to working in Dan Colen’s studio. Titus’s first solo exhibition was held at Henry Taylor Gallery in Los Angeles in 2020. His solo exhibition Honor Titus: For Heaven’s Sake was presented at the beginning of 2021 and his work was included in the group exhibition (Nothing But) Flowers at Karma, New York in 2020. He is represented by Timothy Taylor.
Dexter Wimberly is an American curator, based in Japan, who has organized exhibitions in galleries and institutions around the world including A Fast, Moving Sky at The Third Line in Dubai, UAE; Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum at American University Museum in Washington, DC; Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox at The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, CA; and Vision & Spirit: African American Art | Works From The Bank Of America Collection at The Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, NC. Wimberly’s exhibitions have been reviewed and featured in publications including The New York Times and Artforum, and have received support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Kinkade Family Foundation. He is the co-founder of the financial literacy platforms Art World Conference and Art World Learning. Wimberly is also a Senior Critic at New York Academy of Art, and the founder and director of the Hayama Artist Residency in Japan.